Swanky Plank Vintage + Handmade Market
Rippavilla, Spring Hill
Rippavilla Inc.’s annual Swanky Plank Vintage + Handmade Market is a three-day event featuring vendors of vintage, antique, repurposed and handmade goods on the historic grounds of Rippavilla in Spring Hill. Swanky Plank also hosts a variety of local food trucks, a craft brewery and live music, making it a fun summer outing for the whole family.
The event will be 4-8 p.m. July 18, noon-8 p.m. July 19 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 20.
For more information, visit www.rippavilla.org/swankyplank.
July 19, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Franklin City Hall
The city of Franklin is teaming up with Williamson Animal Center for Kitty Hall, a fundraising event featuring a kitty election and adoption opportunities in City Hall in downtown Franklin.
July is the season for kittens, and Williamson Animal Center will offer two kittens for the price of one. The adoption fees will be $10 for (one or two) kittens and $10 for adult cats. The event will be in a conference room right off the main hallway in City Hall. Adoptable shelter animals can be viewed online at www.adoptwcac.org.
Breyer Fun Day
July 19, 1-3 p.m.
Franklin Horse Supply
Franklin Horse Supply, at 1561 Columbia Ave. in Franklin, will host Breyer Fun Day, which will feature learning activities and stablemate painting of Breyer model horses. Snacks will be provided and children can also get their picture taken with Breyer mascot Pal O’ Mine.
To RSVP for the event, call 615-786-0571 or stop in the store to sign up.
Spring Hill Safety Day
July 21, 2-6:30 p.m.
Wades Grove Community Pavilion
A Spring Hill nurse is partnering with the city’s fire department to host a safety day that includes free CPR, AED and basic first-aid training.
The event will be at the Wades Grove Community Pavilion, which is at the end of Wades Crossing across from the swimming pool.
The Spring Hill Fire Department will be on hand to provide the training.
Afterward, visitors can enjoy live music, a jump house, face painting, and raffles as well as many other fun activities. There also will be food trucks, T-shirts for sale and vendors will staff booths and provide further information related to health and safety.
Book signing, dementia-care discussion
July 23, 6-7:30 p.m.
Morning Pointe of Brentwood
Mike Glenn, a local author and pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church, will be at Morning Pointe of Brentwood to sign and discuss his book, “Coffee With Mom: Caring for a Parent With Dementia.”
In his book, Glenn wrote about his firsthand experience of what it’s like to deal with a loved one having dementia. In addition to the discussion, gourmet coffee and desserts will be served.
Morning Pointe, an assisted-living facility, is at 1522 Wilson Pike.
Bluegrass Along the Harpeth: Fiddlers Jamboree
A weekend of music, food and dancing for the whole family will fill Franklin’s Public Square with bluegrass artists such as Deanie Richardson and Crosswind set to perform on the event’s first day. Day Two will feature musicians competing in a variety of categories.
While admission is free, any proceeds from the event will benefit the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission. For more information, visit www.bluegrassalongtheharpeth.com.
Men of St. Paul’s cookout
July 27, 3-7 p.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Men of St. Paul Episcopal Church set aside the last weekend of July each year to host a massive fundraising cookout that piggybacks with the Women of St. Paul’s bake sale.
The guys will be cooking and serving pork barbecue, Boston butts, whole chickens, chicken quarters and side dishes to go along with the baked goods to raise money in support of a variety of programs in the parish, the community and around the world.
Everyone is invited to drop by the church, at 510 W. Main St. in Franklin, during the four-hour cookout or order in advance and pick up items between 2 and 4 p.m.
For more information, go to www.stpaulsfranklin.com.
Sunset Concert Series
July 28, 4 p.m.
Carnton’s east lawn
The Battle of Franklin Trust’s annual Sunset Concert Series, a family-friendly summer tradition on the east lawn of Carnton, will continue with fan-favorite musical act Resurrection: A Journey Tribute on July 28. While event gates will open at 4 p.m., the concert will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the gate and $5 for ages 6-15. For more information, visit boft.org/sunset-concert.